Pan American Silver operates three mines in Mexico:
- The La Colorada underground mine is located in the district of Chalchihuites, in the State of Zacatecas. The mine is owned and operated by Pan American’s subsidiary, Plata Panamericana S.A.
- The Alamo Dorado open pit mine is located in the district of Alamos in the State of Sonora. The mine is owned and operated by Pan American’s subsidiary, Minera Corner Bay.
- The Dolores open pit mine located in the municipality of Madera, in the State of Chihuahua. The mine is owned and operated by Pan American’s subsidiary, Compañía Minera Dolores S.A. de C.V.
At each of these operations we maintain a positive relationship with the local communities or “Ejidos” which have become both our hosts and to a large extent, our source of local employees, supplies and resources. Pan American’s community relations initiatives in Mexico include:
After careful evaluation of our CSR programs and greenhouse project at Alamo Dorado in 2013, our local CSR team studied viable alternative activities in the area and decided to refocus technical and economic support towards a ranching program that is more suitable to the culture of the local population and is already part of their economy. This project will develop into a meat production business that will bring economic growth to the families in the area.
2013 Awards and Recognitions
- Alamo Dorado received its first “Clean Industry” Certification from Mexico’s PROFEPA, meaning that all of our Mexican mines have now achieved this certification.
- La Colorada, Alamo Dorado, and Dolores received the Socially Responsible Company (ESR) award.
- Dolores was recognized by the National Council for Education for Life and Work.